Timothy James Moralez
I always enjoy this place.
Love this place! Great BBQ!
Sixx_pacc found this place and we decided to give it a go. No beer but that's ok. Brisket I had was from the Flat and was good. I should have got some from the Point. Their tasty BBQ sauce saved the day. Ribs were juicy and tasty! Sides very well done also. Rub used on the brisket also used on ribs. Nice atmosphere. I would come again! More...
Arrived from out of town for work and went out looking for some local BBQ. CSSB did not disappoint. Best meal I had since we've been on the road. A hotel maid heard us talking about BBQ and highly recommend it for their Dollar rib nights (Wed& Sun). Today we went for lunch. Totally hit the spot. Beef Brisket sandwich combo. Two Pork ribs, a side, and a drink for uber $15 bucks. Oh yeah! Service was quick, prompt and friendly. BBQ was on point. More...
Delicious! We got a full rack of ribs and a roasted chicken. We got the garlic potatoes, green beans, and jalapeño beans. It was all really great. For dessert we had blackberry cobbler. Really awesome. Really nice service. Will definitely come back. More...
Great BBQ, tried the brisket, ribs, chicken, Turkey and a bunch of sides. All were really good and huge portions. This place will fill you up and for a good price. Being a Texas boy who eats way too much BBQ I have to say it hits my standards for BBQ in every way. More...
The food was delicious and the patio is dog friendly. The staff was courteous and the sauce was scrumptious.
and friendly service....
great food and friendly staff
We come every time we visit Ruidoso! Best Food
Just passing thru to stop for coffee on our way back home, but got detoured with barbecue instead. The brisket plate was awesome with garlic potatoes, coleslaw, corn and great cornbread . Well worth the stop. A nice surprise,. The staff was friendly and the portions were good. We will be back when passing thru again. More...
Cant Stop Smokin BBQ catered my sisters wedding and absolutely delivered on everything! Food is very good and staff is beyond friendly. 100% reccomend to anyone in the area. More...
I want to send out a special thank you to Mr. Davis for bringing me, the amazing peach pie it was delicious. I appreciate it!! I Would definitely recommend this place!! More...
After a quick stop in Alamogordo, just wanted to grab some dinner. The service was quick, the establishment was clean, and the food was perfect. Pork ribs were served generously and sauce and napkins were plenty. Highly recommend if in town and looking for some phenomenal barbecue. More...
I just had a bowl of blackberry cobbler and must say NOTHING COMPARES to the cobbler there!!!
Great Food! So glad they have reopened ❣️
Great BBQ and friendly staff!
Great customer service along with great food!!! ♥️
Every year we go to the motorcycle rally and a stop to Can’t Stop Smokin BBQ is a must
Best BBQ I have ever had! We had the pulled pork and the beef sandwiches...wow! The BBQ sauce was very good, not too sweet, just the right amount. Cole slaw and Mac and cheese were also delish. Then we had a peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream... best cobbler ever. Quick and friendly service to seal de deal. More...
Very good down home bbq. Staff is very helpful and they are friendly
Great food. I hate that they burned I hope that they reopen soon!
Food 2 damm gud 2 drive afterwards
Wow I stopped in to get a sausage sandwich Wed Aug 1st after visiting white sands and the lady told me they had some ribs on sale so I ordered a half rack and they was some of the BEST ribs I ever ate! I have to admit they was even better than my own and I been smoking ribs in west Texas for over 20 years!! More...
Great BBQ. We tried turkey leg, pork ribs, beef ribs, and brisket. They were all wonderful.
It's hard to figure out what's for sale. There's no real list of sides, just a few in the display case in the ordering line. The boards only list the meal combo options. At the end of ordering I was told about the Free roll with meal, after leaving, I was told it came also with a fee cookie-that would have been nice to know before paying for one! Other than the confusion of the order and having to repeat it a number of times. The food was excellent. So I could not give it a full 5 stars. But it's still a very tasty restaurant. Sadly, it's no longer there! Burned down last month. More...
The meat was juicy. Mac and cheese would’ve been better if baked.
Each time we are in town, this is a must stop. Very sad to see what i saw a few days ago. Praying no one was hurt and you guys rebuild.
This was one of the first places I tried when I moved to Alamogordo. Instantly made friends with the staff there. The BBQ isn't the best that I've had but it's better than anything else I've had in the area.
Amazing ribs and wonderful upbeat service. My husband has been telling me about this place since we met and I was thrilled with the food!
Good parking. Building is clean and in good repair, except for some concrete paint peeling.Indoor and outdoor seating. Outside has tables and galvanized rail tables. Theres wind curtains for inclement weather. There's a great set of speakers playing great 60-70s rock and roll. Cafeteria-ish: you grab a tray and place your order with the friendly and helpful preparers, they prepare and present a box. You pay. I ordered the combo with pulled pork and sliced brisket; jalapeño beans and Can't Stop baked beans; jalapeño cornbread. The sliced brisket is excellent! The meat is juicy and tender and flavorful. The pulled pork is very good. It's a little moister than I prefer and the strands are significantly shorter, but the flavor is excellent. The jalapeño beans are pinto with jalapeño. They're good.The CSS Baker Beans are superior with different beans, peppers, and flavor! The sauce is light.The jalapeño cornbread is a muffin. It's a little sweater than I prefer. The corn on the cob is good. The cherry pie -- the cherry pie is excellent. At first I thought I'd been screwed and gotten a cup of pie pastry, but it was just inverted. The cherries are excellent. The Crust is much thinner than the presswood you normally get. It's tasty and not doughy. Alamogordo scores with another great restaurant. More...
Went up for a day run this Saturday. The owner was heck a nice and welcoming when we walked in. We ate good and relaxed for a while before heading back to Hobbs. Will definitely be making this a day trip stop when we are in Ruidoso. To any and all Blue Knights riding to Ruidoso for the day, make the stop. Friendly atmosphere and awesome BBQ! Ride safe! More...
Great BBQ in Alamogordo. $1 rib day is an excellent value. Don't forget to try the carnitas. They are quite tasty and a great New Mexico variation on Texas BBQ.
Chelsi Van Dyke
I am an out of town person and can say this is honestly such a great BBQ place!! The owner was was so kind and chatted with us for about 10 min and even bought our drinks. Pulled pork was great and the bbq sauce made it even better. Mac and Cheese is one of the best I’ve ever had! Highly recommended! More...
Excellent BBQ. Potatoes we best I have had. My wife had the beef ribs and they were packed with meat. Needs a few more side options....had three types of been on offer, but no okra or French fries as an example. More...
Best lunch deal around by far: $5.99 for sandwich, chips and a drink. Chopped brisket was especially good and more Smokey, less sweet than most. Workers were way friendlier than most places in town, which was a bonus. Glad we stopped in for lunch while down in town. More...
Visited here while on vacation, I'm not a BBQ fan but my family is. We stopped here and this place did not disappoint. We all agreed it was one of the best BBQ places we've had. 1/2 chicken was my favorite, had great flavor! Oh and the cookies, the cookies were bigger than my face and was soft and crispy at the same time. Sad they don't have one of these in Texas. More...
Great food and friendly staff. Glad they opened up another dining area. We make it a point to eat here every time we are in Ruidoso.
I never review on Yelp unless it's an extreme situation, so just know that right off the bat. Without a doubt, this is the best meal, especially bbq meal, that I have ever had during my time on this earth. It's almost a crime how the two guys who work there have managed to make such delicious food. They have perfected recipes that were sent directly from the heavens, and I'm glad I randomly took a trip to Ruidoso and stumbled upon this place to experience it. The people who rated it less than 5 stars are completely missing their moral compass. As someone who is not a foodie, and usually doesn't care about how perfect and snobby a meal is...trust me. If you do nothing else in New Mexico, the USA, or planet Earth in your lifetime, go to Can't Stop Smokin', and get the best food there is from the two nicest guys around. More...
I approve ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Good for large crowds.
Great BBQ. The meats were cooked very well. And I liked their sauces too.Price is comparable to other Texas style BBQ joints. Service can be a wait and seating can be tight if it's busy. More...
Great food, great service. Sides were well prepared. Went there several times during the 2 weeks I was working in NM.
The food here is phenomenal.. I was only in town for a short time, but I always make sure I stop by Can't Stop Smokin' when I'm in Alamo! Seriously, try the brisket sandwich, you'll thank me. There's so much meat packed in the bun! You won't even need any sides, because it's filling! Also, the employees are very nice. So it's worth coming here for the excellent service! More...
I've actually been here twice - once was a few years ago on a family trip and I was so hungry by the time my dad stopped that I would have loved anything you put in front of me. This time, I was rational. We ended up splitting Pete's Plate (it had ribs, sausage, pulled pork, brisket and two sides plus bread.) We picked potato salad and jalapeno beans. I tried everything but the sausage (because gluten). It was all pretty solid, and I like the spicy barbecue sauce on everything. Their regular sauce was a little too sticky sweet for me. (I lived in Kansas City for a couple years so I have serious feelings about barbecue sauce.) I'm struggling to pick a favorite item - I'd eat it all again. Gluten free folks: the sausage and cornbread are no-gos. More...
We had went in after a long day of appmts in Ruidoso & it was 20 minutes until closing.. staff took their time letting us decide & serving us, as well as inviting us to stay & enjoy our meal peacefully. They were so kind & had such great customer service.. this is definitely a favorite of ours when we’re in Ruidoso! � More...
There are a few options for BBQ in Ruidoso, and this one is the best. Authentic Texas-style bbq, sweet tea and all. Pretty reasonable pricing for bbq considering they give you quite a bit of food.
After a long day of skiing, BBQ definitely hit the spot for me and my group of friends. There was so much food and definitely no complaints. Location - Can't Stop Smoking was conveniently located right next to St. Bernard ski rentals which was perfect because we dropped off our rentals and then ate. The parking itself is a little iffy in the front, but there is back parking! There isn't much, but it's a decent size and the sign is hard to miss! Ambiance - Walking in, you were immediately confronted with a HUGEEE amount of food where you stood in line and ordered your food. Immediately to the right were where all the tables were. Space was a bit limited since the area was crowded. The decor itself was super cute with heaters and skis placed around the room. It was a really good place to seat a crowd. Service - The service was super nice and very patient with us as we were being indecisive with ordering. They even joked around with us!Food - We ended up getting one of the larger combos that fed 4 people (I can't remember what the specific name was) which came with 2 lbs of meat which you could mix-n-match and choose from (chicken, brisket, pork, or sausage; we got a pound of chicken and a pound of brisket), 2 sides (we chose mac-n-cheese and green beans), and a side of cobbler (peach and apple). The meat was delicious and well seasoned. The mac-n-cheese was also really good, but the green beans were a bit bland for me. I wouldn't get the green beans upon returning. The cobbler on the other hand was superrrr good. Probably my favorite out of all the food we got. Pricing - The cashier allowed us to split it so we each ended up paying ~$16.50/person, for 4 people total. A bit expensive, but also a great deal for the amount of food we had. After everybody was full, we still had leftovers of everything which is pretty amazing considering my friends were all guys and we had all been skiing since 9am until 4pm. Overall, it was a good experience for the price and I would recommend coming here for some good, old fashioned BBQ at a fairy good value and price. I would definitely be back if I'm ever in Ruidoso! More...
Really good pulled pork and BBQ sauce Best place to warm up after a day of tubing!!!!
Great BBQ joint! This reminds me of my favorite place in Texas. First, the building screams pit bbq. Second, the staff was great. They went the extra mile for our kids which is always a winner with parents. And the food! Oh my! The brisket was freaking awesome even without any sauce. The chicken was great but those house made baked beans were what my wife was raving about. This place is good you have to give it a shot! More...
Great service food was great also!!!! The people that work there are very nice and outgoing make that place a good place to eat!!
Omg!!! The food was amazing!!! Place was packed and the wait was worth it!!! A must eat at while in Ruidoso!!!
This was just what my family needed after a long day of exploring. When we pulled up, it was quiet, and there was a big sign saying that the new hours are until 7:00, "or until the food runs out!" We were a bit nervous that there wouldn't be much left, but that didn't seem to be a problem. We tried the pulled pork, carnitas, and smoked sausage, with sides of garlic potatoes and green beans. I think the pulled pork was probably the best, but we were all very happy. More...
We ordered a smoked turkey for our Christmas dinner. Alfred was so helpful in helping us to pick it up in the time we needed. It was the BEST smoked turkey we have ever had. It came with warm up instructions that worked perfect. Both dark and white meat are so moist. We are even making soup from the bones. Thanks Alfred! The word is out and we will be back! More...
My Aunt Gale and I loved it! Great service...food...and BEAUTIFUL inside and out!
Kay Lackey Abinante
By far the best barbecue we have ever eaten. We ate there twice this weekend, we took about 60.00 worth of meat home to enjoy it. Thank you again for your hospitality and being very kind. We will be back. More...
This is a great local BBQ place located in Alamogordo. The prices are comparable to most other BBQ places located in the area, however they are slightly high overall for the total amount of food you are getting. The food is good quality however. I highly recommend the beef brisket and the pulled pork. And since I'm not a fan of Jalapeños, I enjoy their dinner rolls. More...
The brisket and chicken was very good. I will recommend this place to everyone I know.
My girls love the food and cookies, its our favorite place to go eat when we go to New Mexico.
We stopped in today and was greatly surprised. Cecil is awesome and great Customer Service. The Brisket was Texas BBQ quality and I do know Brisket. The sides were great too. Save room for the Blackberry (ok to ask for Dewberry- Cecil knows) and the Peach Cobbler. Price was on par with typical BBQ Restaurants. More...
V Gabriel Martinez
is the best, i love it. the beef ribs are great
This place is better than most of the American BBQ I had in CA. We ordered the 2 meats combo which came with 2 sides, 1 corn, and a roll/corn bread. I remember seeing some Yelpers raving about their beef ribs but they were sold out for the night. We settled with brisket and sausage. Also ordered some pork ribs because they are a dollar per bone on Sunday (and Wednesday too). We like all the meats in our order. The brisket was tender and quite juicy. Sausage was not salty at all. The pork ribs were meaty, not dried with just a tad too much dry rub. If you are staying at Alamogordo for the night, this place is probably your best bet. How I wish we have an American BBQ restaurant in our area with the same quality and same price. More...
Loved the ribs and potato salad! The ribs were solo tender!
Really Good Carnitas! Would have missed the choice of potato salad or coleslaw if someone in line hadn't mentioned it. Will go back again for the ribs!
This place is a hidden treasure, but definitely a must try, again and again, my stomach was full and I couldn't stop my mouth from eating!
It was excellent food and great service!! I would totally go again. Their blackberry cobbler was outstanding
I wish I could give them 10 stars. Best bbq in NM. Cecil waited on us supper nice guy. He autographed my receipt for my son. He use to play with the 49ers and my son big fan. I can't say enough good things about him and the food. More...
Great food, delightful staff and clean establishment. We WILL come again.
Always a line of hungry customers but you can count on it being good! We do take out and eat on it for two days. And don't forget to try their desserts. My fav is their smoked chicken but I like it all. Even their rolls are yeasty and delicious. yum! More...
Good food and reasonably priced! We had a hard time finding other reasonable priced restaurant that we liked.
David M Dube Sr.
Every time I'm in Ruidoso I stop in for some good barbecue. The sides are good as is the atmosphere. The brisket and the sausages are delicious.
Food was excellent, staff was funny and very friendly. I had the brisket and pork carnitas, pinto beans were great along with the jalapeño cornbread. The hot/spicy sauce was a little tame for me, but the food was excellent. More...
Pretty good for not being Texas bbq. Carnitas was good.
really awesome food - yummy and really big servings. Really cute inside, looks to be a popular "after ski" spot in winter - would definately return
This Barbecue is defiantly a top rating on my list and I've had some pretty good barbecue coming from Austin,Texas with The salt lick and Franks barbecue. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly and the food was quick and absolutely delicious, their is no doubt I will be stoping by at Can't stop smoking barbecue the next time I visit white sands New Mexico. More...
OMG, this barbecue is amazing! I've eaten some of the best BBQ in Texas, and this is every bit as good. (TX BBQ fans know what I mean). Tender, smoky, succulent, delicious!! I tried a combo platter with ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage, my friend had carnitas and pulled pork, other friends had the chicken. All of it was delicious. The side dishes were adequate, but unremarkable, the cobbler was great, the pies looked amazing, but I didn't try them, the prices are very reasonable, the counter service was good (no table service). I wish I could find BBQ this good anywhere close to Phoenix where I live. I would be a regular. More...
Perfect place. Everything in ruidoso is plesent n relaxing.
Good brisket, sides were good with lots of flavor. Especially beans and the garlic potatoes. Server was helpful and friendly.Definitely coming back and would recommend. More...
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the brisket and sides were delicious! We ate on the tables in the front deck with a beautiful cloudy day! couldn't ask for a more!
Darla Haveron Place
Great bbq. Gotta try the carnitas. Ribs and brisket very good.
The best BBQ have to stop at this place going by or coming back...Love it!!!!
Absolutely, the best! Some of the best BBQ & veggies we've eaten. Great personal service as well.Gloria
Had the sliced brisket sandwich it was tender and flavorful. The beans were really good as well.
First time in town, and my wife raved over this food
Kevin did a great job getting everything together for our rehearsal party dinner. Food was awesome!! Thanks!!
The food is delicious and great customer service!
I've eaten here twice and it's always been in drive thru. The person working the window each time has been sociable and quick with our food. The brisket and original BBQ sauce are delicious. I don't think I'll need to go up to Cloudcroft for brisket anymore. Each time I've gone though it's been completely empty. I'm not sure if this place is more of a dinner spot rather than lunch. More...
Gena Fly Seigman
Delicious!!!! We loved it! Super friendly, fast, and delicious!! Can't wait to try it again!!!
Best lunch I have had in Alamogordo yet! Just like Texas hill country. Great moist brisket and his carnitas slightly different then I am used to but eats like spicy rib tips and is great.
Passing through Ruidoso and stopped in for lunch and man was I glad I did. I love BBQ and am pretty partial to Texas, but can't stop smokin is solid. Sauce has great flavor - I had brisket and carnitas and they were great. Moist and broke apart with my fork.Also worthy of note - every single person working here is friendly. Welcoming like you've been coming here your whole life. There are a lot of little quirky places to eat in Ruidoso - give Can't Stop Smokin a try. More...
Some of the best bbq I have had. The folks there were very kind and honest. If your military they give a good discount and they love to support those whom serve as well. Can't wait to go again next time I'm up in NM. More...
Food was great! And the customer service is excellent! Thank You gentlemen for a great experience!
We just enjoyed a fabulous lunch. The chicken was amazing. The people working were great.
Cheri Reinhardt Devine
Always great food and friendly service! We always stop here while in Ruidoso.
Delicious food and very friendly owner and his staff Thank you Cecil
Good BBQ and good service! They have a variety of chopped brisket, whole brisket, sausage, pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken, corn( not creamed sadly) potato salad, baked beans, corn bread or rolls, and green beans! The combos are priced pretty reasonable. For 20-30 people they offer a combo meal for 35$ and there are bigger combos than that! Also they offer sandwich combos, meat trays etc. The portions are big so even though you pay 12 bucks for meat,two sides and a drink your getting your money's worth. There is outside seating available all in shaded areas with umbrellas. It was a nice visit and I would like to visit again!:) More...
One of the best I have had. Will definitely make the trip just for the bbq.
Very good. They are busy because of it but there was plenty of room. Ordered the combo #1 & #3. Chicken Brest and beef brisket were very tender (so that you can use the plastic utensils). The manager is very personable. Definitely will return one day. More...
Casual, delicious food served up fast. What more can you ask for? Can't Stop Smokin' BBQ was a deliciously unpretentious stop on our Ruidoso adventure. My husband and I popped in here one day to grab a quick bite to eat for lunch. The people working the counter were friendly and polite, and there were a variety of different meats and sides to choose from. Definitely get the jalapeno cornbread subbed in for a roll! Delicious!I got the carnitas and chicken, and my husband got the brisket and the ribs. We both got mac & cheese and coleslaw. All the food was fresh, flavorful, and very filling. The only negative I could mention is that I really wish they did not rely on disposable utensils/plates/etc.; real dishes would be a major upgrade to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is rustic but clean. If we're ever in the area again, we will definitely come back to Can't Stop Smokin' BBQ! More...
My first time here. And these are the Best ribs I've had in awhile! Loving it here, the music, the food, the people, The vibe, Loving everything about this place.
First time here and we loved it. The food was amazing the staff was fun and talkative. And the best part is they support law enforcement. Thank you so much for your support. We will return when we're back in town. More...
Always fun, always delicious! Eat in or take out. Take out Picnic selection.
Best BBQ in town! love this place love the people and i would love to have a window sticker for my car to represent this place! Absolutely in love with yall!
I am one one of those people who is very very picky about BBQ and all I can say is WOW AMAZING!!!!!
We saw signs for this place about 100 miles out. When we got here we figured we had to give it a shot, if they were advertising so far away. It was definitely worth it. Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had. More...
I love this place. Every time I'm in Ruidoso I stop in for some good barbecue. The sides are good as is the atmosphere. The brisket and the sausages are delicious. Also try the turkey legs if you get a chance. More...
Everything is great! From the delicious smoked meats- all of thrm, the sides, THE PIES and the customer service is A1! �
Morena Espares Morgan
The food was delicious and the staff were nice, very busy place . We will definitely be back with friends
Cinda Padilla Agosto
Pulled pork and peach cobbler was to die for. Everything looks and smells delicious. Never disappointed with the quality of the food and customer service!!! A definite "must stop and eat" if you're in Ruidoso! More...
Victor M Villanueva Jr.
I have to stop every time I'm in town If you love BBQ you have to try it
Paulina Cruz Villanueva Armstrong
I love going there every time I visit Ruidoso
Fast BBQ drive through or eat in local joint. Good BBQ, nice menu. Ordered beef rib and sides, good coslaw and soft dinner roles. Not fantastic if you're trying to eat healthy but definitely a hearty satisfying BBQ place I would definitely come back if I have a chance. More...
To anyone giving this place less than 5 stars, your crazy! This is my first review on yelp! My husband and I are from Oklahoma and have ate BBQ all over the states. This was one of the best!!! Great staff! Cute building inside!!! It was Friday we got the #3 combo & got a free cookie that was excellent !!!!! Awesome you guys get a A+++++++++!!!!! More...
Mirna Dorado Cortez
We loved this place!! Excellent food and service !!!
Showed up right before closing and they still had plenty to choose from. 1/2 chicken, rice and beans were all great.
Being from Austin, we are BBQ snobs. My husband is very reluctant to eat BBQ anywhere outside of Texas so I had to talk him into going here. We were both pleasantly surprised. The BBQ was good although we were disappointed it was just above room temp when served. (Hence the 4 stars). The sauce was pretty good too. One thing to note is that every food found here is either brown or yellow......meaning not a vegetable to be found. No, corn is not a vegetable. :) More...
Mauricio Aguirre Serralde
Excellent food, we love it !! We visit it from Mexico City.
Food was absolutely amazing!! We tried several things and loved it!!
I usually don't write reviews but I felt I had to because it was superb service and awesome food!!!!!I had the Smoke House Combo #3. 2 meats 2 sides 1 corn 1 roll. Brisket and Pulled pork, baked beans, green beans and corn on the cob. It was delicious! Best BBQ I've had since I got to TX (6mo ago). My daughter usually eats 1/2 rack of ribs and she just ate 2 of 3 ribs and was full. Needless to say they were Super meaty with great flavor. The carnitas was also great. You can't go wrong with anything here. Everything is worth the price and service was excellent!!!! More...
Crystal Gosseck Salazar
Mor like can't stop eating!!Best BBQ! Good food, atmosphere and lots of love from the crew!
Top notch BBQ for this TX guy. Service and staff are 1 of a kind and will entertain you while ordering. A Ruidoso must eat.
Very god customer service. Very good food and price is reasonable. I would recommend for people to stop by and taste their brisket and ribs.
The food was good. Not the best BBQ I've ever had but the pulled pork was delicious... Just not a fan of the chicken
Freddie Galarreta Rayner
One of the best BBQ places ever. I would recommend this place to anyone
Great food, great service. Not but a few blocks from the house, so...it doesn't get much better than that!
Elias Niner Moreno Jr.
Awesome BBQ me and my family will come again great place to be at
Meat is not bad at all considering they are precooked and you just get them from the counter. This month they have a promotion for $1 a pork rib, so get the ribs, bbq sauce is great too.
The best BBQ!! Worth the wait in line but plan on taking it to go.
Delicous! The staff is friendly and caring. Lots of options so keep going back for more.
Shay Anna Tushaus
Love love love and would eat it every single day if I could
We spent Christmas in Ruidoso for the first time and we wanted BBQ. I checked online and decided to try this place out. My kids are very picky eaters. To my surprise, my kids loved the food. The ribs were finger lickin' good. I would drive all the way back again just to eat here again. :) (SA,TX.) More...
Driving through town with family, including 2 teenage boys, we were keen on BBQ. Can't Stop Smokin' is what Siri recommended to us & it was a great recommendation. Easy to park (they also offer drive-through). Nice variety of smoked meats as well as selection of sides and very affordable prices. We also enjoyed the background music. Eating in, though, we'd have appreciated to NOT have to eat out of a stryrofoam take-out container or to drink out of a styrofoam cup or to use plasticware: more ecologically friendly alternatives are available, e.g., nice paper plates & cups... Please consider the environment. It would give you a notch up in the restaurant rankings. More...
Tonight was our third trip! After a LONG 10 hour drive we knew they'd take care of us! The food was amazing as always :) they never disappoint!
Fantastic food, staff are hilarious and hospitable. Probably the best barbeque I've ever had. Oh, and their jerky is delicious!
My husband and I are here on our honeymoon and decided to try this place as our last meal after a nice sleigh ride. This is the best barbecue we've ever had! This will be a first stop whenever we come back. Definitely a must try. I had to write this review as soon as we finished eating. More...
Great place. We coms here every time we're in Alamogordo.
Solid BBQ joint. Had the 2 meat combo with sliced brisket and sausage. Excellent value at 11.99 as it comes with 2 sides and a corn cob. Brisket was tender but not overly greasy, sausage was just right...Good flavor on both. Mac and cheese was our favorite side. I'll definitely make time to eat here again. More...
Little long of a wait but well worth the wait! Great �BBQ!
Great place to eat! Loved the carnitas and brisket, Potatoes to die for. It's a must have
TOTALLY AWESOME.. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.. GREAT FOOD.. GOOD PRICES.. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE..
Outstanding! That about says it all. Beef ribs so tender. Brisket so good. Out of all the BBQ places I have to say this is in my top 3. Unfortunate for us we live over 1000 miles away :( More...
V Gabriel Martinez
Is so good ! I need to stop to eat everytime I go to Ruidoso NM, the beef ribs are the best
Pretty good restaurant. Beef ribs were delicious and extremely meaty... Finding beef ribs I'm NM or CO is extremely hard. Pork ribs were good smoke flavor, but overly seasoned for my preference. Their "carnitas" was pretty good and juicy and the Mac n Cheese was tasty. Would check this place out again if I'm traveling through town. Employees were extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgable about their food. More...
Karen Keeney Roach
Awesome food and even more awesome customer service! Thank you for the extra special attention you provided to my little girl while we were there today (10/12/16) for cookies.
Very basic restaurant. Everything is ordered from a counter and placed inside a disposable container. The staff is friendly and the food is great. The dinning room is very casual. The restaurant has a log cabin/Americana theme. More...
Cant stop smoking is the best bbq joint in town! Great food great customer service great atmosphere!
The food is always excellent as well as the service. Will keep coming back every trip to Ruidoso
Just ate here for lunch a few hours ago. I had the Petes Plate. Which is ribs, pork, brisket, sausage, 2 sides & a roll/ jalapeño cornbread.The food was great. The meats were all tender & moist. Didn't even need any sauce, but I put some on just to try it out. I had Mac n cheese & potato salad as my sides. They were both really good.The service at the counter was great. Very personable & served with a smile. More...
YUM! I tried both the pulled pork & sliced brisket sandwich... with the brisket being my favorite. Very moist. Definitely needed to add their BBQ sauces for flavor, though. The baked beans side dish was AMAZING. The mac 'n cheese was tasty, and the green beans (canned?) were missable.Minus 1 star because their soda machine is in THE WORST SPOT. We waited for over an hour on a holiday weekend to order, and the line was blocking the soda machine... resulting in a line FOR the soda machine. It was a big, unnecessary mess of people blocking the entrance. Also, I was thirsty. :-pService was friendly and thanked us for our patience. More...
Have enjoyed BBQ everywhere and this is right up there with the best. Crowded but service was fast and friendly
I was skeptical because rating was so high but it was very good! I had smoked sausage sandwich and Mac and cheese. The sandwich was a healthy portion with lots of meat. The peach cobbler was a amazing!
Impressive!! Kinda of a walk up and order ready BBQ. You get ur order to go but you can stay an eat. Great food!! Not a heavy smoke flavor but good taste in the chicken breast and carnitas!! We actually only went for dessert (cobbler) both the apple an berry were amazing...and we ended getting some carnitas an chicken cause it looked soo good!!! Glad we did! More...
Gerald St. Clear
YOU DONT KNOW HAT BBQ IS UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN HERE. ASK FOR CECILE.... HE IS THE MAITRE D'S, CHEF, FRIEND AND A BRILLIANT HEAR.
Great prices and customer service and pretty good BBQ. The ribs were my favorite and the sausage was second. I just wished the outside tables were cleaned regularly throughout the day.
We first tried "Can't Stop Smokin'" in 2015 when we bought our vacation home here (more Texans). It was one of my son's first solid foods as a baby. He loved, we loved it, and it's only gotten better. They've expanded - beautiful new eating area, more parking, etc. We love the two guys that work the front - always so nice & fun/ny! Love their BBQ (obviously), sides (Mac n cheese is our fave), and drink selection (glass bottles). Think we'll try a cookie tonight. Best BBQ in town! We'll keep coming back even once Dickey's opens. More...
The BBQ is great- love it in the winter. The place has expanded their seating so it's easy to sit down. This is very much a log cabin kind of atmosphere and some awesome food. Service has always been good to us too. Try the cobbler - our favorite. More...
Great BBQ, we had a 2 and 2 and pulled pork sandwich with awesome pineapple coleslaw. Besides great food the service was awesome and most friendly people. If you are in Alamogordo you must stop by and eat!!! More...
Fabulous food and service! We will be back!! I would suggest this to anyone who wants great, fast and friendly service!!
Awesome BBQ! Friendly staff. I had the Sausage and brisket with mac'n'cheese and peach cobbler. It was excellent.
This place is awesome! The staff is friendly the food was delicious and it's beautiful in there. I loved that huge Old Glory up on the wall. We will most definitely be back again! More...
Great Bbq pick up if you don't want to cook! We grabbed some brisket and chicken breasts and a few sides and it was perfect! Love their vegan and jalapeño beans! Also their jerky is delicious! And don't miss their cobblers!! Easy grab and go food!!! More...
This was wonderful BBQ. Great, fun service. I had the ribs and slices brisket and it was fantastic! We will be stopping again our next time in town!
Very good BBQ! I was impressed! The brisket was amazing and the sides were good also! The Mac and cheese was sooooo good!! If I lived around here I would definitely be going back! The staff was friendly and entertaining which was good because we did have to stand in line for quite a while to get our food! That is the only reason I'm not giving this place 5 stars! More...
This is the best BBQ I have ever had!!!! The chicken and brisket is delicious the man with the long grey hair offers the best customer service and a genuine spirit.....nice deck! I will be back!!
First off, stupid busy in the best sense of the word. A reflection of goodness in Barbecue. The staff a delight. So nice. The food , my husband & I shared Pete's pick. Great choice, a bit of everything. Pulled pork, ribs, sausage & brisket. With 2 sides & an extra order of corn muffins plus 1 drink. Barely over $20.00 how can you go wrong!! Great too. Family got chicken salad, corn, chicken etc & cookies all great too. As well as their own sauce. A definite from this reviewer. Good parking which in Ruidoso Ida plus too. More...
It is unique buffet type of ordering. You select your amount of meat and then choose your sides to make up your plate. On the day we were there it came with a free monster cookie. The meat was flavorful and tender. The sausage was just a little too greasy. But I do have a low tolerance for grade. It had lots of smoky flavor. Next time visiting white sands we will come back. More...
I had the managers special, BBQ chicken and sausage pls to sides for only $6.99. I really enjoyed and I recommend it for the money. The place is clean and the service was good! More...
Great pulled pork. Love the new indoor area. Only negative today was they were out of their delicious corn bread.
Our favorite place to eat in Ruidoso. Great, friendly staff! Peach cobbler is delicious. Brisket and sausage are wonderful. We love the potatoes. We always have a large group and they are very accommodating. More...
I'm from Texas and this is some good bbq. We ordered our food to take with us late one evening before they closed. Brisket,sausage, ribs were all very good. Only down side was the employees didn't seem to know what they were doing and left out some of our side dishes. Would definitely eat here again. Just check your order. More...
We just had the most wonderful BBQ ever!! My husband and I both had smoked sirloin, sausage, green beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Everything was perfect. We've never had sirloin at a BBQ joint - it was amazing. Kids had chopped brisket sandwiches with "2 thumbs up" Mac and cheese. Don't forget a giant cookie and spoke cobbler for dessert. Best value for food in Ruidoso!!Staff was extremely friendly and polite! Laid back, family friendly. Great music too!! More...
Absolutely great BBQ. I loved the sauce. Go hungry, the food is fresh and the portions are very generous.
Awesome people and great food! See their ad inside The Local Pages business directory.
Wow, what a find. I was here on business and decided to stop here with a coworker. The smell of the place alone was amazing. All the meats tasted great, required no sauce or extras (and I'm a huge sauce guy). Not that the sauces weren't great as well. The sausage, pork, brisket, etc were all nice a juicy and smokey. The jalepeno cornbread was a nice touch. The only thing I didn't like was the cobbler, but overall great place. More...
BBQ WAS AMAZING!!!! We weren't actually intending on eating bbq today and happens to stumble across this gem! I ordered a smaller combo with smoked chicken, potato salad, corn, yeast roll and fountain drink. My husband ordered a 2 meat combo with brisket, chicken, red potatoes, Mac and cheese, yeast roll and fountain drink. That all came out to about $22 and it was a lot of food. The chicken was so tasty and juicy, the brisket melted in your mouth, corn was fresh and not mushy, rolls were fresh and had a sweet taste, potato salad was tangy (just right) and the red potatoes were seasoned well. I didn't get to taste the Mac and cheese, my husband ate it all before I could try, but he said it was amazing! There was such a variety of smoked bbq to choose from, the ribs looked amazing. They also had cobblers, pies (they also sell by the slice), cookies and some other beverages and looked like you could buy a bottle of their sauce if you wanted. The dining room is really comfortable, you can sit inside or out on the patio and everything was very clean. I'm so happy we stopped in, we will definitely return for more! More...
Outstanding Barbecue Food This Is The Second Time I Been There Five Stars Great People Barbecue sauce is on point.
We ate here on 3/29 during a visit to White Sands... My family had eaten here the year before and moved it.Great bbq brisket, was very well done and not too fatty. I had the sausage as well, it was very good. Sides were good. The rest of our family enjoyed it as well.The only reason I give it 4 stars is that it was a bit pricey IMO. Not that it was ridiculous, but clearly they up charge due to the lack of competition in the area. In other cities, they wouldn't demand the same price.But if we go back, we will eat there again, despite the price. More...
Order take out! I thought the brisket, carnitas and sausage were all excellent! The brisket was a little hot but very tender and they certainly didn't scrimp on their servings. My husband had the chicken and he said it was very moist & good. The garlic potatoes were average to me but their are plenty of sides to choose from! We will go back for sure More...
This place was a great bbq joint. It's almost buffet style so you can see your food before ordering. The workers are so friendly and enjoy their job and are knowledgable about the product. None of the food is smothered in sauce, the sauce is on the table, so you can choose which one you would like on your meat. The sides are delicious and the Mac and cheese is delicious! The ribs and pulled pork are delicious. Turkey legs looked amazing! Highly recommend this place! More...
Shalynn Sanchez Garza
The food was awesome, the bbq sauce was delish if I'm ever in New Mexico again definitely coming back
The best bbq I tasted in the area. Great selection, husband loved his number 5! The restraunt is very nice inside as well. I recommend this place over most places for quality and atmosphere. More...
Smoked a fatty before coming in here so it was no surprise that the food was delicious. Had the brisket and it literally melted in ur mouth. Highly recommend this place.
Amazing food....Fantastic customer service! Very happy we are here! Will definitely recommend! Sprint Store Employees!!
A little on the pricey side, but paying a visit to Can't Stop Smoking in Ruidoso is a must, if only for the carnitas. Nowhere else have I seen a BBQ joint serve carnitas, pork served in a traditionally Mexican way. They're amazing! It should also be noted that they keep expanding their location, so it's a popular place. More...
Nestor Neto Soto
Great BBQ, great service. Will definitely come back.
Good fresh food!!!
Amazing bbq, great customer service and the quality of food was great. Amazing lunch! Brisket sandwich with Mac and cheese and garlic potatoes
Really good, its a must everytime we go to Ruidoso
Great quality fresh food! Great service! My favorite is the smoked chicken, the potatoes and cobbler. Oh, and their spicy BBQ sauce is the best!
So good!! Friendly staff and great food!! Perfect for after snowboarding. I ordered another 3 combo and they were able to custom it to what I wanted. I ordered the brisket, chicken, and sausage. Their sauce was so good too. I recommend this place to everyone! More...
Husband and I visiting from Texas and couldn't pass up some BBQ. We weren't at all disappointed. Thanks guys! !
Alfred and his crew are wonderful. We got a smoked ham and meal for Christmas. Wonderful. Thank you Alfred and crew for an amazing meal. See you sometime next year.
Always friendly service with a smile! Always delicious BBQ! Clean, comfortable and well maintained restaurant! Decadent desserts (especially the cobblers)! Savory Sides! Creamy delicious mac and cheese! Special order Spiral cut ham we had for Thanksgiving was THE BEST HAM WE'VE EVER HAD!! So yummy! Ya Gotta Get Some! Carnivores Unite!!! Thanks, Alfred and your most excellent crew! Yummmmmmmy! More...
D Gee Bee
Chicken salad sandwich - the best - smoked my turkey for Thanksgiving - it's the tastiest bird we've ever had!!!
The guys behind the counter are super and great at offering suggestions The smoked turkey is probably the best I've ever had. Loved sitting outside & enjoying the scenery More...
Great food ,especially the turkey legs and sausage . The brisket was a little bit dry ,service is excelente . The place is very cute too.
The best bbq in new Mexico and west Texas I wasn't disappointed.
While traveling, we stopped here. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was amazing. The staff was very friendly. Overall, it was a great experience.
It's great grub at great prices. The cookies are to die for and berry cobbler is the bomb!
Great food. Best BBQ in Ruidoso and the local crowds prove it.
To be honest, we were going to eat somewhere else, but they were closed, so we ended up here. The food was really good, my only complaint was that we had to eat outside.
Amanda Leigh Ross
Visited my husband at the base and we went here twice because it was so good! Very friendly workers and I can't say enough about the ribs! Even the chicken was awesome, super juicy and flavorful. We didn't eat anything that wasn't great! More...
Stephen P Cary
Good food at affordable prices. For people who like smaller portions you can easily split dinners.
the dollar ribs one day of the week are a hit. i expected old boney dry ribs for that sale price but they were delicious and meaty. very nice staff.
Interesting flavors for different meats. Meats served dry, Texas-style, not wet KS City-style. Husband, kids and I got a little of almost everything to try. My thoughts on each:Beef ribs: tender, mild spice, rich flavor. Fell apart with like a chuck roast texture. Lots of meat for 1 rib!Pork spare ribs: black pepper spiced, mildCarnitas/pork rib meat: red chili spiced, mild/medium. Not my favorite. Kids ate it okay, but they'll eat almost anything. Brisket: kinda dry, but not terrible. Good cut. Bland. Sausage: a little sweetPulled pork: husband thought it was ok. I didn't try it. Sides: nothing wowed me. Hubs liked jalapeño pinto beans. Kids got corn on cob and macaroni. Peach cobbler was okay. Each meal came with a dinner roll or jalapeño corn bread and a huge cookie (white chocolate macadamia nut, oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip). Husband's favorite meat was pork spare ribs. Mine was beef rib. Two choices for BBQ sauce: a classic sauce that was similar to KC Masterpiece (not exactly, but that type), sweet, rich, dark, average tasting. Good classic. And a lighter-colored sauce that was spicy southwest. It was interesting but not my style. More...
I travel quite a bit & love a great BBQ spot! I used to make it to Ruidoso a few times a year, but now that it's only around once a year I crave the BBQ here even more when I'm in town. Super stoked that you can take a few bottles of their sauce home with you & have done so to help me with my cravings when I'm home in San Diego More...
Salvador R. Salcido
The staff is super friendly, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is small yet spacious. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Tell Cecil Davis and the crew hi for me! More...
It was delicious!! Great price!! Great food and very friendly!
The food was so deliciously tasty. Enjoyed every bite I took.
Scrumptious food will return to new Mexico just for the food
Nancy Jo Garcia
Awesome BBQ! Always great friendly service! The always have great lunch special. Free cookie Friday is the bomb their cookie are huge.
Great place to eat!! Awesome food! Was very jealous of their brisket! I thought i made the best brisket. I was wrong!
We had a very good meal and the service was great as well. The BBQ sandwich and the sausage plate were wonderful. We will return.
Pretty great Bbq. Was staying with my family in Ruidosa, and we decided to try this place out. It did not disappoint. The only problem I had was with all of the flies. They should really get some Venus fly traps or something to help out with the problem, but the food was tasty! More...
From the home of some of the best BBQ in the world, Austin, TX., the family and I were in Ruidoso for a few days before the 4th of July, and we stopped in to see what it was about because we were hungry. The lodge style outdoors eating is pretty cool with the great weather especially. I had the smoked sausage sandwich, and the kids and wife had pulled pork sandwiches, which we all loved. I love their spicy bbq sauce as well. I definitely recommend trying this place out if you're a barbeque fan. It was surprisingly good, and we'll be back when we visit Ruidoso again. More...
GREAT MEETING CECIL & THE BBQ/JERKY WAS SUPERB YO
great food the seating is not for disabled in wheel chair.the best bbq i have tasted and will recommend to all my friends.plan to buy take out as seating is limited More...
Best bbq in the area. Go at high traffic times so it's fresh. I also love their blackberry and peach cobbler. Always a friendly staff
Excellent BBQ and very fun log cabin building with a great patio. Very nice service as well.
we went there today because it was suggested to us on our visit. It was pretty good I had the chicken breast sandwich, the spicy bbq sauce has a real kick to it so beware. I was told to try their pie but they were out so I will go back tomorrow to try it. More...
You can't beat the staff at this place. They are down to earth, happy and friendly. If you get the chance, meet the old hippie who works there!!! The price is reasonable for the food. Good BBQ overall. Although it's not Texas BBQ, or Kansas City ribs, it is good food and it is consistently good over time. My favorite are the jalapeño beans, the garlic potatoes and the brisket. All my family agrees the potatoes are amazing. My husband is partial to the chicken! Would recommend. More...
Yum!! Love me some bbq and this place hit the spot! The brisket was amazing as wel as the potatoes and deserts. Thumbs up
Best brisket ever! Yum. Everything was top notch and very affordable- Great pit stop
The tri tip was AWESOME, tender and juicy! The green beans with tomatoes were like nothing I've ever tasted and were delicious! My kids liked the mac and cheese, I thought it was ok. My husband really like the potatoes homemade cherry pie. Next time we visit Ruidoso we will definitely eat here! More...
Really good BBQ. You start off thinking you're going to go light and then when it gets to be your turn after salivating at the food for some time through the window you want to go with Pete's pick which is pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. Smoked turkey, juicy brisket, and the jalapeno cornbread is a perfect combination. Macaroni wasn't anything special and the green beans were decent. There isn't much room for seating and it was pretty cold in the dining area. Overall experience was good and fulfilling. More...
Saw ur ad in our hotel room book an clicked on QR code an here I am. Great place to eat!
Bring your appetite! The food is great and there is a wide variety in which to choose! The servings are large! The platters come with corn, sides and a dinner roll or jalepeno corn muffin! There is also 3 kinds of cobbler and huge cookies! We will definitely eat here again! More...
I really enjoy the chicken, ribs and kelbasa, lots of options. I found the chicken was juicy, not greasy and really tasty. The sidesare also really good, and I am always tempted to buy a gianormous cookie or something else. For $10 or so I end up with enough food for two meals, so I always end up taking some home. It's hard to drive by when you are hungery with plans of eating somewhere else, as the whole neighborhood smells like really good BBQ. More...
I got the chicken, sausage, mac n cheese and potatoes. The sausage was so good. The chicken was slightly dry but I dipped it in their BBQ sauce and didn't even notice the dryness. I loved their mac and cheese. It was so cheesy and warm. The potatoes were really good too. Over all I really liked my meal.My husband got the brisket, sirloin, jalapeño beans, corn on the cob, and the potato salad. I tried all of his food and it was all very yummy. Brisket was tender, sirloin was juicy, beans had a nice kick, corn was great and the potato salad had a nice flavor. The staff was super friendly as well. The inside is clean and the set up/decor is nice as well. The only issue I had with the food was the temperature, but I like my food boiling hot. I eat straight from the pan when I cook. The food was warm and for most people the perfect temperature. I was very surprised that the place wasn't busy for how good the food is. More...
Wow. Great BBQ. Every meat we tried and we tried them all, was great. The brisket was some of the best we have had in many states. The cobblers were wonderful too. Must eat here. More...
Cindy Borchardt LeCroy
Best BBQ!! Everytime we visit my aunt in Ruidoso we HAVE to stop for BBQ!
Nom Nom Nom!
Pretty darn good BBQ. The inside is nicely designed, and the bathroom is the cleanest I have ever seen. The pricing is a little on the high side for what you get, but it's fantastic. I have not had anything I was utterly disappointed with. Give it a shot. More...
Good barbecue, okay service. I had the chopped brisket and carnitas, potatoes and mac n cheese. Great food! Loved it. Amazing meats. Service was mediocre, could have been quicker and had to request that they refill their ice machine. I'd go back, though, and recommend it to friends. More...
Can't Stop Smokin is really nice!
Excellent BBQ. Being from Texas, we're pretty particular about BBQ and this passes ALL the tests
Love this place. We always stop here every time we are in Ruidoso.
Joshua Kord Nelson
Best food and staff I've found outside of Texas BBQ! Thx Cecile!
The ribs are to DIE for! Rarely do you take two bites before you hit the bone. The garlic potatoes were great, the atmosphere and staff wonderful. The classic BBQ sauce also great. Sadly, corn on the cob and brisket was a little dry, but, the ribs...seriously the ribs! More...
Stephanie Trinceri Lefand
Great meat! Love how the meat falls off the ribs. The chickens are delish, and the blackberry cobbler is our favorite! We're not crazy about the sides which is why I give 4/5 stars. The service is the best in town! Wonderful staff! More...
Great food great staff!
I'm a Travel Photographer from SF CA area, and each time I go to Alamogordo.... This is my meal almost twice a day. Ha. Perfect. Awesome bbq.
Great BBQ! The sirloin tri-tip was delicious! Sides were great too! Staff was very personable, offered suggestions and seemed to genuinely like their work.
Ring that bell it good bbq
Really fun and friendly atmosphere. If you haven't tried this place your missing out. Wait staff was great, food was even better. What stole the show for me was the green chili stew absolutely delicious. More...
The food is awesome.
AMAZING!!!! See my full 5 star review on Yelp :-)
Just got in from Vegas and had the most amazing food and service at this cute little place. Im as picky as can be about my bbq but this was the bomb!! I tasted EVERYTHING...the chicken was moist and tender as was the shredded beef pork brisket and even the chicken ribs. Nothing too salty and definitely fresh!! Clean and cozy environment and the friendliest staff ever. Was like going to a family bbq. I will DEFINITELY be back for dessert More...
Great food, great people!!!
Demian Cayenne Spilsbury
This place is great!
Ordered a #3 combo, carnitas pork and sausage w/green beans and potatoes. I was offered a free taste of the sausage when I first walked to the counter... Awesome and it was delicious. The carnitas pork and green beans have a good spicy kick to them. The BBQ sauce is on the sweet side and compliments the meat well. Nothing mind blowing at this joint. Good selection of meats and deserts and the flavor is decent. Staff is friendly. This could be the best restaurant in town as I didn't see a whole lot of other choices. I would recommend a stop in here. I wanted to sleep after eating here-fair enough portions. More...
Great BBQ food for any location, even better for Alamogordo. Lots of choices and the flavors are amazing. Pork, chicken, beef...its all good. Some of it can be spicy if you are a wuss like me.THeir deserts are outstanding and especially like the peach and blackberry cobblers.We even got a BBQ turkey from them for Thanksgiving.Be ware, can be a little pricey. More...
If I were wooing a redneck girl I'd take her here to impress her. Kinda nice atmosphere with as many napkins as you need. Oh, and the BBQ is like West Texas style... very good, and you won't leave hungry. More...
This place ROCKS!!!
Good food if you want something that feels home cooked. I had the pulled pork and beans, they were excellent. However I think what made the food was their spicy BBQ sauce. It's a bit expensive for a BBQ place. More...
Absolutely some of the best "moist" brisket and ribs I've ever had! Great atmosphere. BBQ sauce both regular and spicy were a little to sweet for my West Texas taste, but do not let that discourage you! Best restaurant in Ruidoso in my books! More...
I was here recently on a family reunion. We had a variety of items on the menu including the brisket, sausage, ribs and a pile of sides. The whole family was happy with the food. Haven't found better BBQ in town after several trips. Tiny place, but worth the stop. More...
I buy enough bbq sauce and spices to last the year until I return:-)
I get a little irksome when I see small-time restaurants advertising franchising on their website. You got three locations in the middle of nowhere, NM - you're not going to be taking on McDonald's anytime soon. With this bit of grump in mind, I didn't intend on necessarily trying Can't Stop Smokin', but it was the Sunday night of a holiday, and most of the town was closed. I got the four meat Pete's Picks combo - brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and - because they were out of ribs - carnitas. The pork sausage was tender with a bit of snap, though I'd be hard-pressed to find a sausage at a barbecue restaurant that I haven't enjoyed. This being the brisket part of the world, the lean slices of cow were thinly cut and pull-apart tender, not necessarily needing sauce, but the sauce was good, so there was some dipping going on. Pulled pork is the easiest thing to make around here, so I was disappointed with the overly-sauced presentation. A slice of jalapeno cornbread provided more kick than I was expecting, whereas the mac and cheese made exactly the kind of fast-casual blandness I was expecting.The most surprising part of the meal was the carnitas - large chunks of pork that were tender, heavily-spiced, and unsauced, making them everything you would expect to find in a southwestern barbecue joint, and something to which Can't Stop Smokin' can hang their hat on truly unique to them. Maybe not franchise-worthy, but as good as it gets in Alamogordo. More...
We got 4 rib dinner and 2 sides. Very good. Baked beans and potato salad. Could not resist the apple cobbler. Good also. I have had better BBQ in Oklahoma and Tex. but this was pretty close to them. More...
We went in on a slow Tuesday after reading reviews here on Yelp. It's the sort of BBQ place we're used to in Texas and other parts of the South: go in and pick your meat and your sides at the counter; they serve it up, and sauce is on the tables.I had the beef ribs; I can see where the person before was saying they got something a bit dry. The crust on my rib was dry, but that was because the thing was so thick and meaty that to make sure the whole thing was cooked perfect the outer edge got a bit dry; the flavor was good. My partner had the chicken and it was good: not small and scrawny and definitely not dry.The sides were very good; I really liked the coleslaw, which had a nice horseradish tang. The cornbread was southern-style: a little dry and not sweet. That's very different from the sweet cornbread most folks are used to and it was quite good.The owner came out when we ordered as the guy taking the order wasn't sure how to cut the beef rib. The owner showed him how to cut it to: "maximize the meat so the customer gets value." That was a theme of his when he came out to talk to us while we were eating. All in all I'd give it two thumbs up, but one hand is busy with the really good cookies they sell there. More...
Friendly and interesting. Enjoyed the boneless ribs, brisket, pinto beans, jalapeño cornbread rounded out with the mixed berry pie. The owner gave us a taster of the berry cobbler which will entice us back. More...
I have eaten here twice. The first time was excellent! Everything about it deserved five stars. Then I went back a second time about two months later and it was just ok. The ribs were overcooked and some of them inedible. The sides were good, but nothing memorable, except for the jalapeno cornbread. Three stars for the second visit. More...
Love thjis place! Texas style BBQ in the mountains...thank you!
Awesome BBQ. On my way to check out the newly snow covered ski resort In ruidoso, we passed this place, and I couldn't stop thinking about it all the way around the mountian! I think this is where I set myself up, but I'll get back to that. So, being very hungry and excited for some good BBQ, we stopped In and got a few combo plates. I had the chicken breast and tri-tip with the jalapeño pinto beans and home made potato salad.. And I loved it all except for the tri-tip. Being from california, I have been treated to this particular cut of meat various times so when I had it here, I was surprised at the dryness. I know smoked meat is slightly like that, but there was just no tenderness to this. The flavor was decent though. The chicken breast was the opposite. Juicy, flavorful, and still retaining that great smoke taste. Potato salad was fantastic as well as the beans, the plate came with jalapeño cornbread which was slightly dry but still good. Overall I liked it a lot, and would reccomend it to anyone, and will deffinatley be a key visiting point when in ruidoso. More...
I love this place. Ribs, awesome. Brisket, awesome. Everything, awesome. They even have beef jerkey and bottled sodas. A few pints of sides and you're set. If I lived in Ruidoso I'd be fat and broke. I love the woodwork also. More...
Good variety if you like BBQ, and good food. Stand in line, order, take home or eat in.
Okay, I'm very familiar with REAL BBQ. Not just Texas BBQ, but the Taylor, Elgin, Austin joints that put out the best anywhere. Memphis is okay and KC is too. So is Can't Stop Smokin'. Honestly, because of having tasted "the best", I wasn't expecting much. I was pleased when I walked in and viewed the familiar layout. They had a good selection of meats - whole chicken, chicken breast, sausage, beef ribs, pork ribs, pulled pork, turkey legs, carnitas, chopped or sliced brisket and sirloin. Wow - that's better than most places, but is it good? I ordered the double meat plate, which comes with two meats, corn on the cob, two sides and roll or cornbread. I asked for brisket and turkey and the guy behind the counter told me that the brisket was a little fat and asked if that was okay. I appreciated that. Well, brisket is fat sometimes, but when I hesitated he suggested the sirloin, which was a great suggestion. It was very good - lean, well smoked and tender. The turkey breast was as good as I've had anywhere. Their garlic potatoes had great flavor and so did the green beans. I could have skipped the corn - and should have opted for the cornbread; but I would go back without any hesitation. Oh - did I mention the pie? They had several varieties and I wasn't at all disappointed in the apple. Wonderful flavor and great, flaky crust. I'll be back baby! More...
Amazing food and super friendly staff! I would recommend getting your food to go as there's not a lot of seating. The next time we're in Ruidoso, we'll be eating here again.
The food is a bit pricey, but the servers are extremely friendly and good at what they do. The barbecue was good, but the cookies were better!
Cant stop smokin. This is a pretty nice local owners shop.the owner himself is very friendly and chatty right when you enter the place. standard fair ribs, chicken, jerky, sides. the rubs are a little one dimensional, but the prices are very fair and the food is good. More...
Great Stop When Visiting. We came in to Ruidoso on a skiing trip and saw their sign on the way up. Stopped in after a full day of skiing and this smoker hit the spot. Brisket ranks right up there with the best I've had and the Turkey is so tender it just crumbles in your mouth. My favorite side had to be the cut potatoes. Everyone was very nice there and helpful. It is in a big log cabin that looks awesome inside and out. However, it is a bit deceiving as there is not much room for dining in. It would seem that the locals mostly take it to go. That didn't stop us at all and we will certainly tell everyone we now to stop in at this eatery when in Ruidoso. More...
Fantastic! And the service is phenomenal. Great personalities plus great BBQ equals a great place to eat!
Cant stop thinkin about the beef ribs, Yum,YumEven wrapped a carry out to take on a road trip, what service.Friendly staff, great food and desert.Recommend.
Best dang BBQ I have ever tasted and I'm from Texas! 5- star no doubt. The service (self-service) but the guys behind the counter were down home and friendly. The only suggestion have is y'all need to update your website so IPad/iPhone users can use it! More...
I have been buying "take out BBQ" for several years now from Cant Stop Smokin. I usually get a lb. of brisket, and a whole chicken. Overall, the BBQ is very good. The sides of vegetables and deserts are also good. The service is very responsive and helpful. However, if you go in at a busy time, like 5 pm, and the line is long... be prepared for a wait. Overall, I give them high marks ! More...
Great BBQ, best in town by far. Only complaint is some times they can be cheap. Depending of whom you get, if they over give you any amount of meat when they weigh it, and its over they will take it and put it back...... Any good place loves to give people lots of food and this clearly isnt the case. Doesnt sound like much but when you order a half pound plate and it comes out to .60 and they remove some its kind of ridiculous. SOOO many flies as well. More...
"I think it's the best damn BBQ in the state of New Mexico!" --per my husband. 'Nuff said. Oh....and the cobbler is A-mazing!
Truly fine barbecue. The meats are flavorful without any sauce, and the sides are delicious. Occasionally, they have live music on the covered patio. On any day, you can choose beef or pork ribs, chopped or sliced brisket, sausage, tri-tip, pulled port, carnitas, chicken, turkey legs, and chicken ribs (must be tried to be believed), as well as whatever the pitmaster had on hand.On this last visit, I got the #3 combo (1/2 pound of meat, two sides, and a bread) with lemonade. I chose the sliced brisket and sausage, with the cornbread, jalapeno beans and blackberry cobbler. Any place that will include blackberry cobbler as a side dish is worth trying out.The brisket had a good smoke ring, and nice smoky flavor. The sausage was a nice counterpoint, and a bit of the spicier sauce helped them both without overpowering the flavor of the meat. The beans were not too spicy, but had a nice cooked-overnight flavor to them. The jalapeno cornbread was slightly sweet and paired well with both the beans and the cobbler. The cobbler is dangerously delicious.Can't Stop Smokin' is truly fine New Mexico Barbecue More...
Decent Q. I've been here a few times. It seems to be pretty hit or miss. I am a barbeque fanatic to I attempt to sample as much on the menu as I can. Their sauce is a good well balanced sauce, I partiularly enjoy the spicy one. Brisket i would have to say is a let down. it passed the eye test, large smoke ring, and juicy, however the smoke flavor was surprisingly weak. I am not sure what type of wood they use to smoke but it was disappointing, the bark on the meat was pretty much flavorless. Ribs are middle of the road at best. If yo are going to spend the money here, I would recommend going for their smoked chicken, breast or whole or the pork, country ribs/sirloin. Their rub is fantastic, and the smoke flavor was easy to find in these cuts. Most likely because they're not quite as dense as the brisket. Desserts are not really my thing but their peach and apple cobbler are enjoyable. They also sell jerky here, they have many varieties available, and while they're quite flavorful, they are cut rather thick and tends to be a little more soft and chewy, kind of like chewing on a cold steak. More...
Stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend and I'm glad I did. Great tasting meat and the mild BBQ sauce was outstanding.